COVID-19 Updates & Information
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power,
of love and of self-discipline.
(2 Timothy 1:7)
Dear Messiah Family,
Great news: Everyone who has Internet (not just Facebook users) can now watch our services live on Sundays! Beginning this week, our service will be livestreamed on our church website at 10 a.m. Simply go to our Livestream page a few minutes ahead of time and choose how you want to join us -- Facebook or Non-Facebook.
Last week, over 30 people came to the parking lot to receive Communion. This week, we will offer palms along with Holy Communion. So, we would encourage you to watch the Livestream service and then drive to the church, where Pastor Nile and I will be outside in the parking lot to give communion from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. He and I will have taken every precaution by washing our hands, wearing gloves, sanitizing the Eucharistic vessels, and not touching the wafers. We will be offering you a small clear bag with additional consecrated wafers for you to receive Communion at home each week through Pentecost Sunday.
On Easter and the following Sundays, we will provide a moment during our Livestream service when we can all receive Holy Communion at the same time. Bishop John Guernsey has given us permission to do this, with the understanding that these consecrated wafers are to be treated with great care.
If you are unable to come to the distribution this Sunday, you can ask another member of the church to pick up the wafers for you then; or make arrangements to get them from the church at another time.
Please stay in your car, then roll down your window as we approach. We will ask you how you’re doing and if you have any needs.
We will pass the bag of wafers to you, along with the palm.
We will then pray for you and give you a blessing.
You can place your offering in the church’s mailbox, which will be left open for your convenience. Before we leave, Pastor Nile and I will take care of the offerings. Of course you can also mail your check to our address, 816 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23320; or you may give a secure donation online via Paypal. Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
In Christ’s love,
As of April 3, 2020
Please check back for updates.
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